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 The Global Learning Center of Wichita will hold a program on Saturday titled "The Islamic State and America's New War: How it will Change the Middle East."The speaker is Joshua Landis who is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc talked with him on Tuesday morning, the day after the first strikes on ISIS targets in Syria. 

The all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation is almost unanimous in its opposition to a U.S. military action in Syria.

Senator Pat Roberts says, following reports that Syria's government used chemical weapons on its people, he doubts the U.S. can avoid a military strike in Syria.

Roberts says President Barack Obama should address the nation and get the consent of Congress for military action.

The senator told a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce group yesterday Congress would authorize military action by the Democratic administration.